Pelkhor Chode Monastery. Gyantse. Kumbum Monastery and Pelkhor Chode is the pride of Gyantse region. Kumbum is a temple - spectacular stupa whose name MEANS "Place of 100,000 images" and is the center of Palkhor Chode monastery. The great pagoda has nine stories, with a height of 32 m. With more than 77 chapels, shrines and chortens, is one of the architectural marvels of Tibet. Palkhor Chode Monastery occupies an important place in the history of Buddhism as sects lived here.